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SSR in the Gambia


Since 2018, DCAF has been supporting security sector reform in The Gambia through two projects funded by the EU and France, with an overarching goal to support a fully inclusive, coordinated SSR process with genuine civilian oversight.

DCAF’s recent population-based survey has shown that 80% of people in the country have no knowledge of the SSR process.  To try to redress this lack of knowledge, DCAF has engaged with media and civil society to raise widespread awareness of the goals and process of security sector reform. This documentary is part of that effort. It aims to tell The Gambia’s story for SSR, to inform the viewer what SSR means for the country, and to promote the notion that all Gambians have a role to play in the reform of their security sector.